The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® method was specially conceived regarding key principles of gymnastics, swimming, ballet, and yoga through which major muscle groups are worked interdependently and in an integrated manner. Pilates Institute of Scottsdale and Paradise Valley was one of the first studios in Arizona to offer the Gyrotonic Expansion System®
Gyrotonic® can drastically improve range of motion, and helps to develop coordination which can be beneficial to anyone. It can be particularly helpful for people who have had surgery or an injury by improving range of motion and coordination. Flexibility is another benefit of Gyrotonic® at Pilates Institute of Scottsdale.
Unlike most conventional exercise machines where linear or isolated movement patterns are performed creating uncoordinated strength, the patented GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® method emphasizes multiple joint articulations without compression, thus strengthening ligaments and each attachment.
The motion patterns are natural, turbulence free and pure with no interruption, creating a bridge between contraction and extension through the rotating movement of the joints, resulting in a balanced support system for the skeleton.
The exercises are performed through spherical awareness and circularity of movement, enabling the user to perform under permanent guidance, variable controlled resistance, and real sports simulation with no limitation to speed and impact.
Through uniform and permanent resistance meaning through all the changes of directions and as well within the pivot axis, the concentric and eccentric forces exerted by the involved muscle groups are maximized and evenly distributed between agonist and antagonist (muscle groups).
Each exercise is synchronized with a corresponding breathing pattern and is performed with either a rhythm or melodic rhythmical expression, creating a gentle or vigorous cardiovascular-aerobic stimulation, depending on the intensity and speed of the execution.
Special attention is paid to increase the functional capacity of the spine, resulting in a superior and well-proportioned body, which is significantly less prone to injuries. It also reduces long term accumulation of micro trauma the physique obtains, and extraordinary flexibility and essential strength, culminating in an organic rejuvenation, increased vitality and vigor.